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Bob Bennett (politician)

Personal data
Date of birthSeptember 18, 1933(age 83)
Place of birthSalt Lake City, Utah
Political partyRepublican
SpouseJoyce McKay
ChildrenJulie Bennett
Robert Bennett
James Bennett
Wendy Bennett
Heather Bennett
Heidi Bennett
ResidenceSalt Lake City, Utah
Alma materUniversity of Utah
OccupationPublic relations consultant
Technology Executive
ReligionThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon)
Military service
Service/branchUtah Army National Guard
Years of service1957-1969
UnitChaplain Corps
In officeJanuary 3, 1993 - January 3, 2011
Succeeded byMike Lee
Preceded byJake Garn

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Robert Foster "Bob" Bennett (born September 18, 1933) is a former United States Senator from Utah and a member of the Republican Party. In 2006, Bennett was tapped to serve on the Senate Republican Leadership Team as Counsel to the Minority Leader, United States Senator Mitch McConnell. Bennett held chairmanships and senior positions on a number of key Senate committees, including the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Appropriations Committee, Rules and Administration Committee, Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Joint Economic Committee. Following his exit from the Senate, Bennett formed the Bennett Consulting Group and went to work as a Senior Policy Advisor at the firm Arent Fox. He serves as a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, where he focuses on budget, energy, and health issues, and serves as Chairman of TechAmerica Foundation, the educational outreach arm of TechAmerica. Bennett is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is also a fellow at the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs


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